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Mon Feb 4, 2013, 08:08 PM

The Point: Military Industrial Complex, Drones, & Torture



Are we in perpetual war? It seems like the War on Terror has no end in sight, which brings about the question of who is profiting from the fighting, and whether or not the reasons are ethical. Drones are becoming an increasingly-used tactic, and a particular favorite of President Obama-- should the use of deadly drone strikes be legal? Is it moral? Do the ends justify the means? And lastly, is the use of torture as shown in the movie, Zero Dark Thirty justified? What is the American opinion on torture, and is it acceptable to torture someone believed to have knowledge of an imminent attack to get the information?

Ana Kasparian (Host, The Point and Co-host of The Young Turks) lead this weeks panel to discuss these issues and more with Cameron White (President of Iraq Veterans Against the War, Los Angeles Chapter), Kurt Schlichter (Conservative columnist and author) and Alyona Minkovski (Host, Producer, Huffpost Live). Special thanks to Ed Krayewski (Associate Editor, Reason Magazine) and Chase Madar (Author, The Passion of Bradley Manning) for sending in points.

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Response to WhoIsNumberNone (Original post)

Mon Feb 4, 2013, 08:51 PM

1. At 20 minutes, and the RW stated that there was no lie about Iraq WMD, I

had enough. Not a well reasoned member of the panel, plus the RWer was absurd right from the very beginning.

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Mon Feb 4, 2013, 09:28 PM

2. This is the point. Are we to be a nation of haters?

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Tue Feb 5, 2013, 11:14 AM

3. USA ...the worlds biggest gun nut ...and we wonder why we have so many gun owners. n/t

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